Changing sub-pixel rendering in Ubuntu 12.04

In older Ubuntu releases one could change the sub-pixel rendering in the system settings, but that option was unfortunately removed in newer releases. Fortunately it is still accessible via gnome settings [1]:

  1. Open dconf-editor
  2. In the left pane, go to /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/xsettings
  3. In the right pane, change the value of the rgba-order key to bgr:

or via command line

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings rgba-order 'bgr'


[1] How can I change font rendering to sub-pixel BGR ordering?

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